This is just finalizing the doom we all knew was coming. If you’re an increasingly infuriated Greg Jennings owner who’s now set to watch as your second-round pick misses his second game in five weeks, hopefully you were able to grab James Jones off the waiver wire this week.
As we’ve discussed frequently and thoroughly during Jennings’ lingering groin problems, Jones will climb up Green Bay’s WR depth chart to start at the No. 2 spot opposite Jordy Nelson for the Packers’ game against the Colts Sunday. Jones and Randall Cobb offer nearly identical value, and you can feel comfortable starting either as a low-end WR3 or flex. But Jones was far more available on the wire.
There’s still a chance he’s out there for you, but those odds have taken a pretty good groin kicking after waiver claims cleared early Wednesday morning. Jones’ ownership has risen 26.5 percent in ESPN leagues this week where it’s now settled at 48.9 percent overall. In Yahoo leagues, his ownership is at 56 percent.